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Transcript of Christmas
Christmas is for joy, for giving and
sharing, for laughter, for coming
together with family and friends.
But mostly, Christmas is for love.
Thus it's a celebration of affection and
happiness symbolized by the Nativity.
Many schools and
communities organize special events: decorating shopping
centres, concerts, performances...
THE ORIGIN OF CHRISTMAS
The tradition says that Christmas celebration was originated on 24th December, day believed that Jesus was born.
It's usually organized a
special meal and exchange
Children, in particular,
receive a lot of gifts from their parents and from the mythical Santa Claus.
What do people do?
Carols & Songs
So be it the
United States or in other parts
of the world, Christmas is celebrated
with same exuberance as the
commemoration of the birth of
The origin of Christmas celebration
In the days or even weeks
before Christmas Day,
many people decorate
their homes and gardens
with lights, Christmas trees
and much more.
The Christmas Dinner is the
main Christmas meal and is
traditionally eaten at mid-day or
early afternoon in England.
A traditional English
dinner consists of roast turkey
or chicken, roast potatoes,
sausages,bread sauce, gravy, some
vegetables; with dessert of Christmas
CAROLS & SONGS
Christmas carols are special
songs which are sung during
the Christmas season. The songs are
about Jesus and the time when
he was born.
The word carol comes from the
ancient Greek 'choros', which means
"dancing in a circle," and from the
Old French word 'carole', meaning
"a song to accompany dancing".
DO YOU KNOW THAT...
What is Carol Singing?
Carol singing and Christmas is singing
carols in the streets or public places.
One of the oldest traditions in Britain,
dating back to the Middle Ages.
Now, people go from house to house singing carols and collecting money for charity.
To celebrate Jesus' birthday on Christmas
Day many people decorate their homes.
Every house decorated for Xmas in Britain will have a decorated fir tree.
Many Christian homes will have a nativity scene. The baby Jesus is added on Christmas Eve
Christmas lights are put up in
homes all over the country during
the festive season. Towns and cities
put up colourful lights across the
streets and shops are decorated too.
The traditional Colors
are the traditional
colors of Christmas.
represents the continuance of life through the winter .
symbolizes the blood that Jesus
shed at His Crucifixion.
Santa Claus is an old jolly man with
white hair, a beard and a moustache. He's dressed in a red suit outlined in white.
He bring gifts to the homes of the good children on 24 December, the night before Christmas Day.
DO YOU KNOW THAT...
The red suit is 'new'. Images of Santa
Claus prior to about 1880 showed him
with a green coat. The red became the
most popular colour after the US introduction
by Coca Cola during the 1930s.